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Ban on 'daggering' leads US school to cancel dance

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM


A winter ball at a Vermont high school has been cancelled in part because of slow ticket sales caused by a ban on the style of dancing called grinding.

Some students say they did not want to go to the dance because of the prohibition on grinding, in which partners rub their bodies against each other, with both people usually facing the same direction.

South Burlington High School Principal Patrick Burke says that with poor ticket sales, the financial risks of renting a dance hall were too great. The ball had been sche-duled for January 16.

Burke says he was asked to relax the grinding ban, but he refused.